Definition of Andrewsarchus in English:


Line breaks: An¦drews|ar¦chus
Pronunciation: /ˌandruːˈsɑːkəs


  • A very large carnivorous mammal of the Eocene epoch.
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    • At least the teeth of Andrewsarchus seem to make it more of scavenger than Tyrannosaurus might have been.
    • Also, what did the world look like during the time of the Andrewsarchus, plate tectonically?
    • However, the possibility of Andrewsarchus hunting or scavenging in or near ancient rivers has not been completely ruled out.


modern Latin: from the name of the US palaeontologist Roy Chapman Andrews (1884–1960), who led the expedition on which the animal's fossils were found, + Greek arkhos 'ruler'.

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